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Herman Melville

(1 August 1819 – 28 September 1891 / New York City, New York)

The Marchioness Of Brinvilliers


He toned the sprightly beam of morning
With twilight meek of tender eve,
Brightness interfused with softness,
Light and shade did weave:
And gave to candor equal place
With mystery starred in open skies;
And, floating all in sweetness, made
Her fathomless mild eyes.

Submitted: Monday, April 19, 2010

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